We took its seat at the Madinat Arena last night for the DIFF premiere of fashion designer Tom Ford’s new film Nocturnal Animals. When we weren’t admiring the movie’s gorgeous design and the even better suits, we jotted down some thoughts. (The following contains plot points, but no spoilers).
Based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright, Nocturnal Animals is “a “story inside a story,” in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript itself, ‘Nocturnal Animals’, and revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.